5 coats to battle the beast from the East
Snow? What snow
It’s not that long ago now that you missed the chance to buy yourself a nice snuggly parka in the January sales, opting to spend your Christmas money on flights to Ibiza and tickets for Houghton instead. And who can blame you? It didn’t even seem that cold back then, you thought you’d seen the worst of winter, and were already longingly looking towards summer. But you didn’t anticipate the beast from the East did you? And now your desperately trying to layer up your tracksuit tops and pull your sleeves over your hands in a desperate attempt to avoid frostbite.
Well do yourself a favour and get yourself a decent coat that’ll protect you from the intrepid weather if you’re out and about this weekend. Invest in something decent and it should last you for years and luckily, a bunch of our favourites are still in the sale.
Carhartt Anchorage Parka
Iconic Detroit workwear specialists Carhartt know a thing or two about working against the elements and do a mean line in parkas and winter coats. A bunch of their coats are still available online with serious discounts too including this Anchorage Parka with 50% off.
£97.50 instead of £195.00, grab it here
Fjällräven Expedition Down Light Jacket
You know what the weather’s like in Sweden in winter? Really fucking cold. So Swedish brand Fjällräven are more than capable of providing garms to see you through this brutal cold snap. Best known for their Kanken backpacks, their coats are decent too including this tasty recreation of their 1974 Expedition Down Jacket in a potent tango orange.
£495, grab it here
Adidas Originals Down Filled Ladded Jacket
The brand with three stripes has been seriously revitalised in the last few years with trainer releases like the NMD, Yeezy’s and the EQT piquing interest in the brand globally. Hailing from Germany, inevitably they build clothes for warmth too and this minimal pastel pink down jacket (currently with 25% off on Asos) will see you through the cold snap and well beyond.
£150, grab it here
Heresy Blizzard Jacket
Hailing from Peckham, South London, Heresy has become something of a favourite in the Mixmag office of late for their delectable line in t-shirts, caps and sweats. This sherpa fleece is one of the flagship pieces from their current collection and is going to have you looking like an absolute don when you walk into the pub with this on your back and flakes of snow in your beard come Saturday afternoon. It’s called the Blizzard Jacket ffs. Need we say more?
£190, grab it here
Napapiijri Women's Rainforest Pullover
Italian casual-wear specialists do a fine line in lightweight, easy to wear pullovers, that keep you super-warm with their thin inner quilted layer. This online exclusive comes in an on-trend all over graphic print, and might just be the perfect jacket for winter raving.
£200, grab it here
AI Riders On The Storm Urban Down Jacket
This puffer from AI Riders On The Storm could easily lay claim to being the ultimate down jacket. With 700 fill power (which basically means it’s seriously stuffed) you’re going to struggle to feel the cold. There’s also currently 30% the jacket off in all colourways.
£314.30 instead of £449.00, grab it here
Sean Griffiths is Mixmag's Deputy Editor, he has many coats and they're all very nice, follow him on Twitter